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ArcelorMittal eyes 600 MW Indian solar farm approval

The Luxembourg-based steel and mining multinational looks to turn to solar power after securing permission to develop acquired in the state of Karnataka.

AIB: Renewables continue to grow at a rapid pace across Europe

The demand for green electricity in Europe, documented with Guarantee of Origin (GOs) has grown by 5% in 2016, now reaching nearly 370 TWh. Solar and wind are stepping up to challenge large hydro.

Canada: Soventix to develop up to 140 MW across six sites

German-based project developer Soventix is set to develop up to 140 MW of PV in Alberta, Canada. The company is currently planning six projects with capacities ranging from 15 – 45 MW near the cities of Calgary and Edmonton.

Australian Battery storage held back by ignorance of regulators, ministers

Leading battery storage developers have expressed their frustration that ignorance among regulators and energy ministers is holding the technology back, despite it being cost competitive.

Turkey adds 571 MW of solar PV in 2016

Turkey has installed 571 MW of new solar PV capacity in 2016, making it the best year for the country’s solar sector. 2017 is expected to be equally good, while a few worrying signs are on the horizon from 2018 onwards.

United PV chooses EPC firms for 50 MW ‘panda’ project

Datong Panda PV, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of United Photovoltaics, has selected two EPC providers to work on a panda-shaped PV array in northern China’s Shanxi province.

200 MW Garland plant tracks the sun with Array Technologies

Signal Energy’s latest California generating facility stands up to desert’s brutal conditions with robust tracking system.

Oregon’s largest solar project begins construction

The Gala project in Crook County will utilize SunPower E-Series PV modules and its Oasis power plant solution including tracking technology.

JinkoSolar shipments grow in Q4 2016, revenues, margins fall

Leading Chinese PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has continued to grow shipments in Q4 2016, with full-year (FY) module sales increasing close to 50% YoY. Downward price pressure continues to bite, with revenues falling 8.3% compared to Q3, and almost 14% year-on-year.

Lerri Solar re-branded Longi, unveiled at PV Expo, Tokyo

Monocrystalline giant, the Longi Group, will now use the brand for its cell and module business, formerly Lerri Solar. The unified brand will be showcased at the PV Expo in Tokyo, which kicks off on Wednesday.